1DFID priorities Malaria & NTD research Dr Sue KinnHead Health ResearchResearch and Evidence DivisionAPPG meeting 18th March 2014
2DFID’s Research Programme Three broad aims:Development of new technologies which will have an impact on povertyBetter and more cost-effective ways of delivering aid and development assistanceUnderstanding the context for policy choices and deliveryTo provide new knowledge and rigorous evidence to address the challenges of poverty reductionResearch is seen as a development intervention – research which will have development outcomes and impact.Research to be linked with programmes, as well as high-quality global public goods
3Research and Evidence Division 3 pillars in the division:Research Commissioning teams (£252m)Evidence and Evaluation (£62m)Professional Development (£5m)Total approx. £320m
4Research spend by commissioning team Provisional figures for 2013-14 (£252m)
5DFID commissioned research First consideration ALWAYS is high qualityFocus on:Poverty reductionProblems being faced in developing countries, by Governments, service providers and citizensGetting research findings into policy and practice (GRIPP) quicklyStrong focus on the development part of R&DActively encourage partnerships between institutions in the north and those based in developing countries, to enable capacity building and genuine collaborationIncreasingly encouraging partnerships between the public and private sectors.
6What does DFID want to achieve with its research? Innovation and risk as well as more established researchMix of research methodsWorking with the private sectorCapacity building in various waysGRIPPEffective partnerships and influencing
7Existing portfolio for Malaria and NTDs New drugs, diagnostics, insecticidesMMV, DNDi, FIND, PATH-DxG, IVCCDelivering effectivelyRPCs, TDR, Health Systems Implementation Research*, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, icddr,b, Global Health Trials*, DFID-MRC Concordat*, ZELS*Understanding the contextTRAC* Responsive programmes (Research Councils and/or Wellcome Trust)
8PDP funders groupShare information and experiences to make better informed funding decisionsIdentify and address areas where it is beneficial for funders to work together in a coordinated mannerHarmonise funder’s requirements where possible (e.g. reporting, reviews/evaluations, meetings) to reduce transaction costs for both funders and PDPsCurrently chaired by DFID